Five on Friday

The past few weeks have absolutely flown by. It’s the season where we all want to do is sit back and take it all in but we are moving at a rapid speed trying to get everything done and fit in all the holiday activities that we can. It’s all fun and exciting but I wish I could slow time down just a little bit to savor this special time of year a little more. Here are five things for this weeks five on Friday link up party. As always thank you April, Christina, Natasha, and Darci for hosting.

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1. Scottie and I got together with some of our friends this week to make salt dough ornaments. It was a little messy but the kids had a great time playing with the dough The smiles on these sweet little faces says it all. My friend Nina posted a little bit more about this on her blog if you want to check it out along with the recipe for salt dough ornaments. I know I have said it before and I am sure I will say it again but sharing the excitement of the holidays with a child makes the season even better.

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Rachel, me and Nina with our little ones.


2. I have another great book I finished last weekend that I definitely feel is worth sharing.  Big Little Lies follows the lives of three different women, all completely different, yet somehow connected. This book kept me on my toes up until the very end. Here’s a review taken from amazon’s website:

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Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).
Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.
New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

3. Yesterday I went for an early morning run in the freezing cold but catching this sunrise made the run a bit more enjoyable. As the most cold natured person ever it is hard to get me out of the door when temperatures are barely above freezing but once I am out there and begin moving I am so glad I did.

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4. Next week I am hosting a cookie exchange for our playgroup and I am currently searching for the perfect cookie to make for the party. However, I am having a hard time finding “the perfect one” because I love them all. Last year I made these cookies, which were a hit and so festive for the occasion ..Suggestions or recipes you would like to share I would love to hear them.



5. This weekend my best friend and her husband are hosting their 6th annual Christmas party. Every year they find one or two families to adopt for the holidays and all they ask is for everyone to bring a gift or a gift card so we can help make someone’s Christmas’s a little brighter.  I love being a part of this wonderful idea and I look forward to hanging out with some of my closest friends to eat, drink and be merry.

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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

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By | 2018-06-01T09:38:08+00:00 December 12th, 2014|5 on friday|4 Comments


  1. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine December 12, 2014 at 11:46 am

    That is a beautiful sunrise! So worth it, right!

  2. B @ The Sequin Notebook December 12, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Oh I loved Big Little Lies…hoping to read some more of her books soon!

  3. Erin December 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Wow! That is a sunrise worth getting up for. Gorgeous! Love your blog, found it on the link up 🙂

  4. admin December 12, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I have read three of her books now and they are all great

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